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Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences is the cultural home for an entire community of approximately 340,000 people. Established in 1976 as a result of the visioning and commitment of the region’s industrial and civic leadership, The Center has become a shining example of what is extraordinary about living and working in this unique location on the upper Texas Gulf Coast.

Owned and operated by the Brazosport Fine Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Center is a facility that has the responsibility of providing performance and exhibit space to its permanent residents, including Brazosport Art League, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, BASF Planetarium, Brazosport Center Stages community theater and Brazosport Symphony Orchestra.

All of the various activities are volunteer-driven with only a modest-size staff to manage the daily challenges of running a multi-use cultural facility. Every actor, director, painter, teacher, naturalist, astronomer and archaeologist is a volunteer. The Center for the Arts and Sciences is an authentic community collaboration where ideas are encouraged, talents are nurtured and opportunities for discovery are provided to every visitor and volunteer.

Center For the Arts & Sciences Staff

Executive Director

Communications Manager

Amanda Helms

Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator

Operations Manager

Connie Marshall

Patron Services Coordinator

JW Fagan - Maintenance Technician

JW Fagan

Facility Operations Team

Jackson Kimbrough

Facility Operations Team

Melina Whitacre - Facility Operations Team

Melina Whitacre

Facility Operations Team

2020-2021 Organizational Chart

Executive Committee

Term: October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021
Elaine Polemenakos
Temporarily Vacant
Mike Kesseler
Director of Finance
Jeff Fattig
Director of Policy
Sharon Barnes
Director of Building
Jim Hill
Director of Public Relations
Andrea Raiff
Director of Activities
Yvonne Mintz
Past President
Matt Edquist
Art League Rep
Margarita Prinz
Center Stages Rep
Craig Fritz
Museum Rep
Wanda Coker
Planetarium Rep
Diane Hill
Symphony Rep
Paula Matzke

Special Committees

Elizabethan Madrigal Feast  – Cheryl Fowler


Operating Endowment Fund
Committee: 5 Year Terms

George Rau (’22), Chairman

Lisa Baker (’25)   |   Jim Gorsuch (’23)

Mary Meyers (’24)   |   Richard Rimato (’21)